This book recounts the adventures of a 12-year-old boy studying and touring in France, Italy, Yugoslavia and Switzerland. The countrysides of each are compared and the ravages of World War II noted. Many areas visited had not seen foreigners since the war.
The wonders and beauty of cities like Rome, Naples, Florence, Vienna, Trieste, Belgrade, Lucerne, Geneva and Paris are described and compared. Students in pairs often explored them on their own.
How communism worked in Yugoslavia is described in detail.